CIVIS announces the opening of the registration for the short CIVIS course “Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: from theory to practice”. The programme runs for 8 weeks from November 2 to December 21, 2021. It will take place every Tuesday from 15.00-17.00 CET.
The course aims to explore the links between tangible cultural heritage and climate change and advance your knowledge of conservation methods and adaptation plans which address the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage. Applicants should be Master’s or PhD students at one of the CIVIS member universities in the fields of: Environment & Agriculture, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Science and humanities (exceptionally, Master’s or doctoral students from other universities may be accepted). A working knowledge of English (at least B2 level) is recommended.
Applicants should send: a cover letter (not more than 300 words) explaining their motivation for attending the course and a short CV (max 2 pages) including information on their educational background and the level of knowledge of the English language.
Please send your documents to email@example.com until September 20, 2021. The notification of decision will be send by October 1, 2021.For certification, students need to attend at least seven out of the eight lectures and take a final test (multiple choice questions).
Climate change is a threat to cultural heritage. In order to recognize, monitor, assess and address such threats, a wide variety of scientific disciplines are needed: environmental and climate science, physics, chemistry, biology and of course archaeology. This course applies a solid transdisciplinary approach, with aims that include the understanding of climate risks, the study of new methods for assessing the degradation of materials, the examination of the impact of indoor climate on heritage materials (for example in museums) and finally the design of climate change adaptation plans. Critical parameters such as exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity and vulnerability to climate change will be examined as we explore the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage.
Coordinators of the course “Climate Change and Cultural Heritage” are: prof. Constantinos Cartalis, Director of the Department of Environmental Physics and coordinator of the Center of Excellence “Climate Change – Adaptation and Mitigation”, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, prof. Gabriele Favero, Chairman of Didactic Board in Science Applied to Cultural Heritage, Sapienza Università di Roma, prof. Delia-Laura Popescu, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest.
More details about the intensive CIVIS Course “Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: from theory to practice” are available here.
CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of nine leading research higher education institutions across Europe: Aix-Marseille Université, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universitatea din București, Université libre de Bruxelles, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sapienza Università di Roma, Stockholm University and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. It brings together a community of more than 450,000 students and 65,000 staff members including 30,000 academics and researchers.